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lumberjoe

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06-28-2012 02:39 PM

If you could pick any tool to fit in your current shop TODAY that someone would donate and you would get at no cost at all (no tax or delivery) what would you pick? You would not have a choice of accessories or anything needed to get it to work (220/440v wiring, extra space, etc)

I would grab this: (laguna LT14SUV). I would still be able to maintain this on my own, it would fit, I could afford the blades and upkeep for it, and it’s not (complete) overkill for what I do.

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 03:03 PM

I sure could use a set of mortising chisels ! :)

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 03:20 PM

i think id go for a nice big 20” oliver jointer …. i think there would be some fun had there. I think i might need a pack of donkeys to move it in though.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 03:21 PM

A larger joiner (8”) or planer (20”)
Except for that I already have about everything I need.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 03:24 PM

Joe,

I’ve gotta second you thought of the LT14SUV. I swear to you that’s exactly what I was thinking as I read your forum headline. I didn’t see that you agreed with me until I clicked on it to post my answer.

A 14” bandsaw that will resaw a 14” board, and actually has the guts to make a cut like that…Hell yeah I want one.

Still waiting for my money tree to bloom though. LOL

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 03:28 PM

all I need in my workshop is more room…

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 03:31 PM

I’d get a CNC with a 3’x3’ bed and a Speedmatic. Of course, I’ll be needing a new shop, too:)
Seriously, though, I’d do exactly what Chrisstef wants. I’d MAKE room for that battleship.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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DS

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 03:35 PM

I’ve had my eye on this lil’ pup for a while now.

I think I could earn a lving with it…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 06-28-2012 03:40 PM

Hey Chris, would you settle for a 16” Oliver long bed?

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3101087736.html

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#9 posted 06-28-2012 03:45 PM

LukieB, same here! Although that is not totally out of my reach financially, I would have a really hard time justifying that one to the boss (wife). At a minimum, she would require something shiny that fits around her neck or wrist of equal or double the monetary value FIRST.

Sure, there are way more expensive and way better band saws out there if money is no object, but this one would fit the bill for anything I would ever do perfectly, and even far beyond and not require me to run 440v or 3ph power.

-- Unplugged Woodworkers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/213418935481974/

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#10 posted 06-28-2012 04:38 PM

Would it be pushing it a bit to ask for a combination machine?
10’ft slider/14” PT/Spindle Molder/Slot Morticer?

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#11 posted 06-28-2012 07:28 PM

SCMI S630 planer

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#12 posted 06-28-2012 07:32 PM

SawStop 3HP PCS. I’d foot the bill to have the 220 run to my shop. Wiring my shop and including 220V is scheduled for this fall anyway…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 06-28-2012 07:32 PM

Woodmizer Mill

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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#14 posted 06-28-2012 08:08 PM

Given the chance, I would like to have this 916SV Trajan Band saw in shop. This saw is my personal favorite among Trajan saws.

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#15 posted 06-28-2012 08:17 PM

Hesibert, do you and steamfab work for the company that sells these? You always post in the same threads about the same couple websites that look pretty shady, referencing brands like Trajan that I have never heard of and can’t find any information on other than forum posts very similar to this one. In addition why would you post a metal working band saw in a woodworking forum?

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